In 2014 Ondas’ flutist, Julie Koidin was writing a review for a CD for the National Flute Association’s “Flutist Quarterly” where she is a regular contributor. It was the first time she heard Gamboa’s music and was instantly inspired by the music’s passion and characteristic Mexican rhythms and alluring melodies. She contacted Eduardo to inquire if he had written any chamber music, and soon found herself with a wealth of material to share with Ondas. Soon after a new collaboration began, and Ondas’ first concert including Gamboa’s work was part of the 2014 Chicago Latino Music Festival.
Eduardo Gamboa (1960)
A guitar graduate from Trinity College of Music, London, Gamboa has been fully engaged as a composer since 1985. His works include concert music, both chamber and symphonic, and a rich production of film and theater scores.
Included in concert programs more and more frequently, his concert music has been performed in over twenty different countries in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, by highly renown soloists, chamber ensembles and orchestras.
Last november the San Francisco Symphony performed Gamboa’s Pasodoble Tenexac in its Día de los muertos (Day of the Dead) concert at Davis Symphony Hall in San Francisco.
Having received and perfected his education as a composer under the tutelage of composer Joaquín Gutiérrez Heras, his music has been recorded and included in tenths of albums which include concert music and soundtracks.
Eduardo Gamboa has been awarded with distinctions such as the Ariel (the Mexican Academy Award), given by the Academia Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas, for the original music for the film Zurdo, directed by Carlos Salces; and the Mayahuel award in the Guadalajara International Film Festival, for the original music for the film Ciudades Oscuras, directed by Fernando Sariñana.